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Harrison, Michael* - Saratoga Springs  
Michael F. Harrison Sr. SARATOGA SPRINGS - Michael F. Harrison Sr. died on November 19, 2014 after a short illness at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was 82. Born in Schenectady, New York on February 6, 1932, he is the son of the late Charles and Geraldine (Kavanaugh) Harrison. A life-long resident of Saratoga Springs, Michael was a graduate of Saint Peter’s Academy and the Albany Business College. He served with the 1st Marine Division in Korea as a U.S. Navy Corpsman from 1952-1953. He worked as an accountant at Carl C. Beck in Albany until taking employment with the New York State Assembly as an assistant to Assemblyman Bobby D’Andrea until he retired in December 2001. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 38 years Frances O’Rourke Harrison in 2002. He is survived by his two children Michael F. Harrison Jr. (Heather) and Susan Harrison Turner (Byron). He was a loving grandfather of Lily and Chloe Turner of Saratoga Springs and Michael, Michaela, Meghan, Brendan and Sean Harrison of Spotsylvania, Virginia. He was also survived by his brother Charles Harrison and his family of Riverhead, New York, his sisters-in-law, Sister Roberta O’Rourke CSJ and Angeline O’Rourke and his niece Katrina Hayward Kumer of Smithtown, Long Island. Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11am Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 in the Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am by the Rev. Thomas H. Chevalier, pastor. Burial with military honors will be held 10am Monday, November 24, 2014 at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway (584-5373). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New York State Veterans’ Homes @ www.NYSVETS.org or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Upstate NY/Vermont Chapter, 5 Computer Drive West, Albany, NY 12205. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Saratogian on Nov. 21, 2014
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